Oransjebeger, Aleuria aurantia
Oransjebeger (Aleuria aurantia) tilhører familien begersopp. En liten, fargerik art man kan finne langs grusveier og stier, gjerne på naken sand. Vanlig i hele landet. Aleuria aurantia is known as the orange peel fungus and is a cup fungi. Often called the "Orange Peel Fungus," this attractive cup fungus is bright orange, with a fuzzy whitish underside when young. Aleuria aurantia occasionally develops a slit down one side, reminiscent of species of Otidea, but not consistently, and it is more brightly colored than most Otidea species. Under the microscope, Aleuria aurantia has spores that become very reticulate, clearly separating it from species of Otidea.
Saprobic, usually growing in clusters on the ground, often in clayey soil or disturbed ground, summer and fall. Cup-shaped, often becoming flattened or irregularly shaped as a result of the clustered growth habit; reaching widths of 10 cm, but often smaller. Bright orange and smooth above; undersurface usually whitish-fuzzy, at least when young, but often orange and more or less smooth; without a stem. Odor none.